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text American crucifixion : the murder of Joseph Smith and the fate of the Mormon church

Summary
"At thirty-nine years old, Smith went from charismatic leader to public enemy: how his most seismic revelation -- the doctrine of polygamy -- created a rift among his people [Church of Latter-day Saints]; how that schism turned to violence; and ho... Read more
Contents
Flight -- "In Illinois we've found a safe retreat-- ". King Joseph ; Zion, Illinois ; Everybody hates the Mormons ; Polygamy and its discontents -- "Oh! Illinois! thy soil has drank the blood / Of prophets martyr'd for the truth of God." "The perv... Read more
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xv, 334 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Publisher
2014

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